Romantic Spokane Getaways

Things to Do in Spokane

Spokane Park Bridge and Train Depot Tower

by Arnie Jacobsen, Editor; Updated:3/20/13

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Updated: November 6, 2012

Romantic Spokane getaways for Spokane couples and visitors can provide that special spark. All it takes is a little investigation, and you will find all kinds of very fun and romantic things to do and places to stay.

Spokane is a town that strives to maintain its historic downtown heritage. Many of the buildings have kept their traditional stately facades, and have kept the commercialization to a minimum.

Downtown is a very walkable area allowing you to experience the vibrant streets filled with hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops. The Spokane River and the 100 acre Riverfront Park, along with River Park Square, make this a lively section of town.

Riverfront Park, the site of Expo ‘74 (the Worlds Fair) continues to be a popular gathering place for local residents and tourists. They host a variety of community events during the year, so there is always something fun to do!

Romantic Places to Stay

Of course, you are going to want to stay in a romantic hotel on your romantic Spokane getaway. Here are a few that are sure to impress.

The Historic Davenport

If you are like us, you want something different, something that is not the typical chain hotel ambiance. The Davenport Hotel and Tower is that place. This grand hotel, which takes up an entire block, was completely redone in 2002.

Originally built on 1914, this hotel also offers one of the finest dining experiences in Spokane as well. The Palm Court Grill offers a menu that keeps its focus on the highest quality.

The Davenport Hotel and Towers celebrated a complete renovation of the Grill in October of 2011. While focusing on upgrading the menu, they also set about lowering the prices, so that you can enjoy a great dining experience without breaking the bank.

This is in keeping with the very affordable rates that this AAA 4-Diamond hotel offers.

The Davenport Hotel and Towers should be at the top of your list when you are investigating a romantic place to stay while enjoying romantic Spokane getaways.

Hotel Lusso

If a smaller, more intimate, boutique hotel is more to your liking then Hotel Lusso is just what you are looking for. As part of the Davenport family, Hotel Lusso offers a homey ambiance with an Italian flair. These design elements provide an elegant charm.

While staying at Hotel Lusso, you will find, in close proximity, great dining and entertainment. Humming clubs provide live music venues. And, nearby are also great performing arts events and gourmet eateries.

The popular Post Street Ale House is adjacent to the lobby, where they draw pints from 26 rotating beers, and serve up their signature Halibut fish and chips and fried pickles.

As Hotel Lusso likes to put it, "....wraps travelers in luxury when they return from a day’s adventure. Retire to the comfort of your Italian-inspired room and sink into the pillowy embrace of the imported Frette Italian linens and fine amenities."

A stay at Lusso makes romantic Spokane getaways memorable!

Montvale Hotel

This historic, downtown Spokane hotel may not look like much when you drive up, but you will be more than pleased with what you find inside this charming hotel. And, at $57 and up per night, it is very easy on your pocket book.

This premier boutique hotel sits smack dab in the middle of the vibrant arts and entertainment district and is just 1 block from the Knitting Factory, a 1500 seat concert hall and dance club, and across the street from the Fox Theater.

On-site restaurants

Guests of Montvale Hotel can enjoy fine-dining at Scratch restaurant or European fare at the subterranean Catacombs Pub. There are, of course, other fine restaurants to choose from in this vibrant part of the city.

Romantic Spokane Restaurants

Dining in the hotel restaurant is great, and convenient. But, what if you want to try something else?

Sante' Restaurant and Charcuterie

404 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201, 509-315-4613

This is one of the finest eating experiences in Spokane. Candlelit ambiance, small, unique, romantic, and not unreasonably priced for the price conscious, this lovely spot is guaranteed to set the perfect mood. Try the 7 course wine and food paring.

Catacombs Pub

110 South Monroe Street, Spokane, Wa 99201, 509-838-4610

We alluded to this great place when we were describing the Montvale Hotel. Found under the hotel, this wonderfully warm and cozy place with low lighting, oaken beams offers a great atmosphere. And, the food, which reflects a slightly Germanic and Italian cuisine, is scrumptious!


W 621 Mallon Street, Spokane, WA 99201, 509-328-5965

Spendy? No doubt. Worth it? Many people say, "Definitely, yes!". After all, they must be doing something right. They have been in Spokane for 35 years, and that can't be a fluke. Along with their great food they serve up fabulous views of the Spokane River. This is the place to go if surf and turf are your thing. Reserve a tucked a way table for that little bit of seclusion.

Things to Do In and Around Spokane

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Spokane is capitol of the Inland Empire, and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural beauty in our country. Whether you want to spend time in this urban setting or head out to the "wilds", Spokane has a lot to offer.

Romantic Things to Do in Spokane

Are you and your sweetheart flower lovers? One of the best things you can do is wander beautiful Manito Park Gardens.

This 90 acre park has:

  • Duncan Gardens, a classical European Renaissance garden with symmetrical beds and central fountain. The adjacent Greenhouse (conservatory) is full of exotic plants, all with labels.
  • The Rose Garden – developed in the 1940s, and now contains 150 varieties of roses
  • Perennials Garden – over 300 labeled plant species
  • The Lilac Garden – constructed in 1912. It contains over 100 lilacs representing 23 species.
  • The Japanese Garden – Established in 1974, it symbolizes the friendship between Spokane and its sister city, Nishinomiya. It is a tranquil place with beautiful Japanese landscaping, a waterfall, bridges and koi pond.

Spokane Falls

Our how about a visit to Spokane Falls. For a spectacular view of Spokane Falls, ride the SkyRide. Take their 15 minute ride in an “all weather” enclosed cabin. There are 15 cabins, and each can hold 6 passengers.

You will travel past art deco City Hall, then gradually drop down 200 feet over the Huntington Park Natural Area. From there, you will continue across the Spokane River, under the historic Monroe Street bridge and return to Riverfront Park.

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